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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Dundee Road, Arbroath (NO633403)
To:  Cairnie Street, Arbroath (NO636413)
Via:  Rosemount Road, Lochlands Street
Distance:  0.8 miles (1.3 km)
Meets:  A92, B9095, A933
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B964 Link in Arbroath

The B964 is a short B-road in the Angus coastal town of Arbroath.

Rosemount Road, Arbroath

The route starts at a mini-roundabout on the A92 Dundee Road and heads north along Viewfield Road before bearing right at another mini-roundabout onto Infirmary Brae, which soon bends left onto Rosemount Road. It then runs along the entire length of the largely residential Addison Place to reach a T-junction on the B9095 Keptie Street. There is then a short multiplex to the east before the B964 regains its number by turning left and heading north along Lochlands Street. The B964 ends at the far end of the road, at a T-junction on the A933 Cairnie Street.


The strange zig-zag at the southern end of the route appears to be original, but further north the B964 has changed substantially. The junction between Addison Place and Keptie Street is relatively new, with the route previously having to use West Keptie Street to reach the B9095 (originally the A933), the two routes crossing at a crossroads. Similarly, Lochlands Street didn't reach Cairnie Street, but instead veered right through the houses to the south of where Tesco now stands to reach Stobcross. The Middle part of this section is no longer in existence, but reappears as the entrance to Tesco. Stobcross, then curves round to meet the A933 (former B9095), Guthrie Port, at a roundabout. Things then get even more confusing.

The later B964 loop in Arbroath

The MOT Map clearly shows that the B964 turns east along Guthrie Port to end back on the A92 at the northern end of the High Street, which at that time headed north out of town on Hamilton Green and North Port. However, there is also a loop to the north along streets which may or may not still exist. The 1947 OS Six Inch Map is the only large scale map to number the original route, which appears to have followed West Mill Wynd and Ward Mill Road (which still exists, partly on a different alignment), before turning east to meet Brechin Road roughly where MacGregors Walk now runs. It can only be assumed that the B964 then ran back down Brechin Road to meet the A92 once more, although this is not identified on any maps so far located. This whole area has been redeveloped, making it very difficult to be certain of the original line.

By 1959, both the One Inch and 1:10000 OS maps show a different loop, which used Lillies Wynd and Bog Lane, neither of which have survived. The loop starts to the east of the Guthrie Port Roundabout and is mostly now under the A92 Fisheracre and Grant Road. Interestingly, in 1947 the eastern end of Guthrie Port is marked as being part of the B9095, but by 1959 the map implies that the B964 once more extends to meet the A92 on Guthrie Port, probably because the northern loop has moved east, leaving a very short gap to the A92. This loop survived into the 1970s, but was clearly lost with the construction of the new A92 route around the town centre.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Link in Arbroath

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Rosemount Road, Arbroath at its junction with Nolt Loan Road, Addison Place and Alexandra Place - Geograph - 1183875.jpg
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